Councilman Bob Heimbecker opened Hanover Council’s meeting July 5 with a complaint about a discussion council had with the township’s insurance broker, Brosky Insurance.
At council’s June 7 meeting, Todd Brosky presented his company’s history of serving the township and the benefits of working with his firm.
At Catasauqua Borough Council’s July 10 meeting, Councilwoman Christine Weaver re-introduced an ordinance controlling parking on Front Street, north of Church Street. The measure had been tabled at the council’s June 5 meeting.
Catasauqua’s Public Works Department is working to extend parking along the west side of Front Street in preparation of converting Front Street into a two-way street. The new parallel parking pads handle some of the parking in front of businesses. Parking slots were scheduled to be lost with the change to two-way Front Street traffic.
The Catasauqua Area School Board had many questions about the education being offered by the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, and IAACS officials came to a meeting Tuesday with answers.
The special school board meeting was held to hear the testimony of charter school Principal Douglas Taylor, charter school Solicitor Dan Fennick and school adviser Tom Taylor.
Catasauqua Borough Council said they received bids to restore three windows at the George Taylor House during the June 26 meeting. Three windows cost north of $50,000. There are 30 windows in the George Taylor House; the restoration cost would tax the readout capacity on a calculator, as well the borough’s wallet.
At its meeting June 21, Hanover Township Council had a short meeting on the longest day of the year. The top agenda item was the recent chemical spill at TruGreen. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) brought in a subcontractor to start remediating soil in the swale. The resulting report was noncommittal. DEP is only there to process paperwork; the actual work is performed by EWMI, a special remedial task team from Northampton that has a good reputation addressing similar situations across the state.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.
At Catasauqua Borough Council’s workshop session June 26, Anette and Fred Pompa talked about their proposal for a small craft brewing company. The zoning hearing board has approved their concept for Lehigh Street.
Craft brewing is one of the targeted businesses the borough spotlighted with changes to the zoning regulations for the Iron Works project and the downtown business district.